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  • #31096
    ebaa
    Member

    Hi all hope you are all well & getting in the Christmas spirit ?!!!! Quick question although over the moon with my weight loss it’s quite uneven – my top is a size 12 n from my bottom down is a 16 !?!?! I’m only 6 months post op so can anyone further down the line than me tell me if it evens out ? X

    #47637
    Paul-H
    Participant

    Hi

    It will all depend on your natural shape, are you an apple or a pear. It sounds to me like you are a pear and if so then your lower half will probably always be a different size to your top, 12 & 16 sounds bad now but once you are on target you will probably find that although there will be a difference it might drop to only one size difference and I am sure you will be happy with that, Right.

    Me I am a classic apple with more around the middle with skinny legs.

    Hope this is of help.

    Paul

    #47636
    Ganny
    Participant

    Hi,
    I am 20 months down the line and 11stone lighter and have come down from a size 32/34 to on top 14/16 and bottom 18/20 depending on what I buy and from where, alot of my bottom half is now loose skin and I am sure if I was to have that removed I would be even but what the heck I would rather be as I am now than what I was 20 months ago, at least I can go into normal shops now and buy what I like and not what just fits me.
    Elaine xx

    #47632
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @ebaa 26563 wrote:

    Hi all hope you are all well & getting in the Christmas spirit ?!!!! Quick question although over the moon with my weight loss it’s quite uneven – my top is a size 12 n from my bottom down is a 16 !?!?! I’m only 6 months post op so can anyone further down the line than me tell me if it evens out ? X

    This is a great question that is asked much more than you would think!

    In general, most people tend to lose weight from the top down. I know I did as did most of my bariatric buds.

    We get to see our collar bones long before our ribs or hips! I have now settled down (after four years of course) and am more or less the shape I was in my teens. Your final shape will depend on what you are naturally. So, if you are were pear shaped when you were not overweight, you more than likely will be pear shaped when you you reach your ‘goal’. It takes about a year for our ‘natural’ shape to emerge.

    We all look pear shaped to begin with as the weight comes off from our heads (it’s true!) neck, shoulders and arms then gradually we see our waist, hips and lastly legs slim down. Do not be surprised if your hat and shoe sizes change dramatically if you have a lot of weight to lose. I have gone from a size 6 to a size 4.5 shoe! I put on a hat last week to find it kept falling down over my eyes haha! Knitted ones from now on I think!

    Great question and I hope this helps in some small way to answer it.

    Doodah x

    #47638
    ebaa
    Member

    Thankyou everyone for replying !!! Don’t get me wrong I’d much rather have my new shape than my old one but was just worried it would carry on n I’d end up looking like a pin head haha !!! Thanks again x

    #47633
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Hahaha!! That has just made me laugh so much I made my dogs jump!!

    You will be absolutely FAB in a few months – all even too! Not a pin head to be seen.

    Still giggling….

    Doodah x

    #47640
    Floyd
    Member

    Thanks for this post, I can see my collar bone and chest has shrunk, but calves have not changed yet – no matter how many pairs of boots I try on in Evans! I’m happy to hear it should all balance itself out eventually!

    Floydee x

    #47634
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Floydee – aaah, boots that fit round the calves! You wait, it is absolute bliss to pop some knee-high boots on and zzzzipp them up without fear of a) catching your skin or b) giving yourself a DVT!

    However, once you can paint your own toenails again, you might never want to cover them up!

    Happy, happy times ahead for you both.

    Doodah x

    #47639
    ebaa
    Member

    I’m so glad I posted this now to see that I’m not the only one. ! Haha sadly I will never have the joy of knee high boots as I’m faaaar to short unless there’s a surgeon out there to stretch my legs ??!! X

    #47635
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Then wear them as over-the-knee ones! Or go mad and treat yourself to some tailor made ones. I’m only 5′ 3″ myself and now have (dare I admit this?!) approx (so no definite number to pin me down with) 6 pairs of knee highs (less if my husband reads this!)

    We deserve treats galore as a way of rewarding ourselves for the hard work we have put in. Save up the money you would have spent on food and buy those boots!

    Doodah x

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